Holly Jolly volleyball camp
Gladstone will host two volleyball camps for youth in fourth through eighth grades on Dec. 27 and 28 at the Gladstone Community Center.
The camps will focus on fundamentals such as passing, setting and serving. Players of all levels are welcome.
Grades four to six will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Dec. 27.
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Grades seven to eight will meet 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 28.
Players should bring a sack lunch.
Fees are $40. Register by Dec. 22 at www.activityreg.com or at the Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes, Gladstone. For information call 816-423-4200.
Northland safe cities
Several Northland cities have been ranked in the top 2016 Safest Places to Live in Missouri by niche.com.
Rankings measure the cities safety and security by taking into account violent crime and property crime rates, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
Smithville was rated eighth; Weatherby Lake ninth; Parkville 15th; Pleasant Valley 19th; Kearney 22nd.
Other Northland cities ranked were: Platte City 43rd; Liberty 76th; Gladstone 117th and North Kansas City 136th.
Niche.com provides rankings and statistics on communities throughout the United States, including best places to live, visit and raise a family. For information go to: local.niche.com/rankings/places/safest/s/missouri.
A five day Splash Camp for children ages 5-12 will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 26 to 30 at the Liberty Community Center.
The camp will include swimming, games, gym time and movies.
Parents can sign their children up for one day or all five days. Fees range from $18 to $88. Register online at libertymissouri.gov/2148/camps or at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road. Registration is also available each day of camp.
Children should bring their own lunch, swimsuit and a towel.
NAMI support group
A support group for families of the mentally ill will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Tri-County Mental Health, 3100 N.E. 83rd St., Kansas City, North.
The group is organized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The group is for family members of those with severe and persistent mental illness.
Sessions are informal and held the third Wednesday of each Month.
For information, contact Candis Desselle at 816-468-0400 or go to tri-countymhs.org